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Advanced Fishing Clinic

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Join Randall’s Island Park Alliance at our first-ever Advanced Fishing Clinics. These clinics are designed for anglers who already have a basic knowledge and understanding of fishing techniques and set-ups but would like to learn more “advanced” skills (e.g., tying knots, making rigs, understanding fish behavior). Join your fellow anglers, event leaders, and an ichthyologist (fish expert) for a fun and informative evening to help you be more effective when fishing out on the water. Pre-registration required, as space is limited.

Topics covered:

  • Bait, tackle and rig setups for successful fishing in NYC waters
  • How to read currents, tides, and shorelines to target specific fish species
  • How to tie species-specific fishing rigs
  • Fish biology and behavior
  • Opportunity to learn about and try out baitcasting and spinning reels
  • New ways to systematically record your catch to help improve NYC’s fisheries!

Location: Hell Gate Picnic Area


June 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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